Never the same
For the mass population, the most drastic changes are the transition from school to University, getting selected for a job, getting married to becoming parents and finally, death. Between all these, life happens, which easily gets overlooked.
To make sense of the constantly changing world we interact with every day, the brain tries to find patterns and similarities.
Advancements of the brain through evolutionary processes to determine peril or comfort in daily objects and situations has worked exceptionally well as marked by the growth of humanity.
Nonetheless, in this increasingly comfortable and safe world, this becomes the thief of ecstasy.
Human brains are sophisticatedly developed and finely polished for matters of thinking. So much so that they slip off to their created worlds, ignoring the newness of life offers.
After several reduplications of certain actions, all the excitement flushes down into patterns. Thus, depriving life of its aliveness.
First experiences are always more memorable and bursting with enthusiasm. Where does all the joy get lost after a few similar instances?
The forgotten law of the universe causes this. More specifically, the decievement that the brain tricks in the being causes one to forget it.
The universe is ever-changing. More unlikely than not, two identical events can occur; if it does, it’s termed a coincidence or miracle.
Nevertheless, daily life may seem stable and tedious. Following patterns given by the brain steals away all the aliveness, the spontaneity, the innocence, the excitement and hope for the next few days.
Why are story-based games, books and movies more interesting than work? One simple reason is that work is not fun. Games, books and movies continually surprise and amuse the consumer with unexpected twists. Existence does the same; it does nothing the same. However, it may follow a format, but it’s not the same.
Existence does surprises better than games, books or movies. Existence brings hand-tailored unexpecteds. On the contrary, games and such, cater the same content to everyone (converse, however, the wide rolled out content is also not the same because interpretations and preferences vary).
To break the looping pattern of tedious everyday life, it has to be remembered that: it changed. Every second is new; each moment is undiscovered.
- You weren’t the person you were yesterday. Or even an hour ago. You hold different thoughts and/or emotions now.
- You have never lived in the same body; many cells that held your body together a few hours ago have been replaced by newer ones.
- You have never eaten the same foods because they had thousands of minuscule differences that added up to a lot but weren’t significant.
- You have never bathed with the same water.
- You can hear the same music, words or vibrations but you can never listen to it the same.
- You can see the art, but you can never understand it the same.
- Taste infusion of food and tongue; not memory.
Live through experience, not memory. Decide through memory.
Moreover, your emotions are never the same. Emotions and thoughts create a great difference in any act of pleasure or drudgery.
You experienced an emotion at the workplace yesterday that is different from today, hence you did not go to the same office.
Every experience is experienced when there’s a journey. Experience is the result of a journey. Journey is alive. What is alive can’t be the same.
However, you may follow habits and personal rituals, they never could be the same. The visible physical actions are repeated, not the moment or anything underlying.
You may read this again, but this is with the youngest body age you’ll ever read it. Next time, you’ll not be the same.
When drinking coffee, you won’t encounter the identically same biosphere of microbial life. Ergo, your body gets affected by other creatures.
This moment is your last chance to be alive; this is the youngest you’ll ever be again. This moment is your first chance to wise; this is the oldest you have ever been.
Solving by not knowing
Seemingly stubborn problems require new perspectives to generate solutions. Looking from the same angels every time will lead to no progress. To explain it in the words of Albert Einstein :
We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
Boredom is the consequence of a lack of activities to engage in. Hidden below the lack of activities to keep oneself busy is ignorance about the newness of life.
Have you tried feeling bored instead of being bored? The experiencer never experienced boredom at the moment, how can this be not new? This is a new moment with you.
Dullness and boredom prevail where the mind interferes; adventure and the joy of originality occur when innocence and mindfulness are the states. Repetitions of certain actions (or habits) may be necessary.
Falling into the same experiences is a sign of the mind taking over all the originality.
This simple lifestyle of never the same makes you a better listener. A better solver. And — to cut to the chase — a better person.
- In life ostensibly akin events may happen. And, once the brain is used to the sensation and the view, it degrades all the elation.
- A person is always in the confines of the present. Even the getaways and retreats are planned for a better future present.